Vivienne Westwood (Getty)
When us beauty ladies think of the fashion icon that is Vivienne Westwood, images of her fiery red mane come straight to mind. After all, the 72-year-old, ever eccentric designer has been sporting her trademark red tresses for quite some time now, so you can imagine how shocked we were to see images this morning of a freshly shaven Westwood. Yep, that’s right- the designer has only gone and cut of ALL her hair, and in the name of climate change, apparently.
Westwood’s newly cropped ‘do was unveiled yesterday at a protest in her local borough. As the wacky designer removed her beanie, she revealed not only shaven head but also an au naturel one too. The only remnants of Vivienne’s trademark red tresses were seen on her red coat and drawn-on eyebrows.
Vivienne's trademark red hair back in March 2013 and a more demure look at her Paris Fashion Week show on Saturday (Getty)
What’s more, a spokesperson for her fashion label commented, “Vivienne cut her hair as we must all wake up to climate change. And secondly, she wanted to cut the red out for a while and have it white- to show she’s proud of her age.” Whilst the majority of us opt for more conventional ways to combat climate change- say taking public transport, turning the lights off and not printing unnecessary emails- we whole-heartedly approve of Westwood’s bold statement. After all, coming from the woman who officially brought punk to the catwalk, we reckon this is a pretty fitting beauty statement.
Vivienne Westwood SS14 (Jason Lloyd Evans)
Westwood has been an active climate change campaigner for a while now and only last month revealed that she would not be expanding her business in order to focus on backing Greenpeace’s work to protect the Arctic. She has also spoken out about how people buy too many clothes: “Instead of buying 6 things, buy 1 thing that you really like. Don’t keep buying just for the sake of it. I just think people should invest in the world. Don’t invest in fashion, but invest in the world.” And, according to the designer, don’t bother investing in hair dye, either…